Program For Miller Bill Hearings., Daily Racing Form, 1910-01-25


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PROGRAM FOR MILLER BILL HEARINGS Ottawa Out Januarv 24 Last weeks hearings on II II Millers bill to prohibit bookmnking on race courses or elsewhere left the interests supiwirting the bill in a rather hopeless condition Mr Uaiiey who is In charge of the measure has been able to controvert nothing that has been told by the opposi ¬ tion and has been likewise unsuccessful witn his own witnesses He called Hon Adam Beck who was attending the conservation commission here jiiul Mr Beck proved the other side of the case lie also had Spirgeon Gammon of New Glasgow X S and Abe Orpen of Toronto on the stand and the net result of their testimony was all against the isdom or necessity of any change in the law The earings are not yet concluded by any means nor does Mr Kaney believe he will fail to convince the committee He intends to call Hev Dr Shearer and Inspector Archibald of Toronto and to put in copies of two grand jury presentiments in Toronto in addi ¬ tion to having Professor Creelman of Gnelph Out Agricultural College and Professor dimming of the jigriciiltural college at Truro X S He informed the committee that he admitted the contention of the opponents of the bill that the thoroughbred Is necessary as a breeding element and that racing is necessary to maintain the high standard and deter ¬ mine the selection of the fittest This being so it is a question what he expects to show by the evi ¬ dence of the agricultural experts expertsBefore Before adjournment Mr Kaney asked for a sub tiofiia for George M Hendrie of Windsor 1 do not oxpect lie will come said Mr Kaney because I understand he is in Florida but I want to get the theMr Mr Meredith for the Montreal Jockey Club an rioimced his intention of calling Hon J Deearie minister ° f agriculture who was i Supreme Court Itidge the mayor of the municipality in which the jlue Bonnets track is situated and Chief Detective Carpenter of Montreal The Hamilton Jockey Club will also have police ollicials summoned and Mr Mc CoII has announced his intention of inquiring into the manufacture of the petitions that Hooded the liouse and for which he thinks Kev Dr Shearer and Itev Dr Chown are responsible The committee will pit again next Wednesday and Thursday

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